This historic stone house in Deerpark, New York was built in 1755 by Jacob Caudebac (circa 1664 -1767), an early settler of the Minisink Valley Jacob or “Jacques” fled France in 1686 with his friend Peter Guimar to escape the country’s Huguenot persecution. At around 70 years old, he built this house on a hill within signalling distance of Fort Gumaer. Caudebec’s house was one of the only structures to survive the 1778-1779 raids of Joseph Brant and his band of Indians and Tories that ravaged the area between Cuddebackville and the Delaware River. It is unknown why his house was spared, especially given the fact that Jacob’s grandson was the commander at Fort Gumaer.
From Old Orange Houses by Mildred Parker Seese
Know Before You Go..
- This house is a private residence, so please be respectful of the owner’s property and privacy